By Matt Fussell
All of the tutorials on this page involve charcoal drawing. Charcoal is burnt organic material, usually wood. It comes in many different forms including pencils and sticks. Softer charcoals are called vine charcoal, while harder varieties are called compressed charcoals. Most charcoal is black although some manufacturers add white pigment to create white compressed charcoal. Vine charcoal typically makes lighter marks that are easy to erase, while compressed charcoals make darker marks that are harder to erase.
Charcoal can be used on many different surfaces. Charcoal is sometimes used when making a preliminary drawing for an oil painting on canvas or panel. For finished drawings, charcoal is typically used on textured drawing papers.
CHARCOAL DRAWING TECHNIQUES
PORTRAITS / FIGURE
Charcoal Drawing Techniques, Skull
Learn charcoal drawing techniques and how to draw a skull in this lesson that features the use of white and black charcoal on gray paper (2 Videos).
How to Draw with Charcoal Pencils
Take a look at drawing with charcoal pencils in this tutorial that explores a landscape sketch. How to sharpen charcoal pencils is also covered.
This course is for beginner and intermediate artists and features over 300 minutes of HD video instruction and 178 pages of eBooks covering the true essence of drawing including the elements and principles of art, and a variety of drawing media and techniques. (28 Modules)
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